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Inheritor restores classic painting and calligraphy

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2015-11-30 11:16 Comments

Inheritor restores classic painting and calligraphy

Wang Yuwei shows a piece of cracked Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) landscape painting that he is about to restore on Nov 29, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Picture mounting is a sort of Chinese traditional craftsmanship of restoring and beatifying paintings and inscription rubbings.

"Zhuojinzhai", located in West Liulichang of Beijing, is an old and famous store in this line of work.

Wang Yuwei, an inheritor of the mounting art in "Zhoujinzhai", became an apprentice at the age of 18 and has engaged in this business for 44 years.

Over the years, he has repaired countless old and damaged classic paintings and calligraphy, as well as works of Chinese reputed painters.

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